Thursday, December 24, 2009
Revis, Jones take Jets' top honors
With two games yet to play, the New York Jets felt it was safe to announce their team awards.
It's difficult to see anything happening to make any of these selections look premature.
Teammates selected NFL defensive player of the year candidate Darrelle Revis for the Curtis Martin MVP Award and running back Thomas Jones for the Dennis Byrd Most Inspirational Player Award
Revis has been a lights-out defender all year. His six interceptions are tied for fifth in the NFL, and his 36 passes defensed lead the league by a comfortable margin.
Thomas was last year's team MVP for leading the AFC in rushing. A significant dropoff was expected for the 31-year-old power back, but he anchored a run offense that ranks first in the NFL. He ranks fifth individually with 1,219 yards and 11 touchdowns.
Inside linebacker David Harris received the Ed Block Courage Award. Left tackle D'Brickashaw Ferguson was given the Marty Lyons Award for Community Service. Long-snapper James Dearth was honored with the Kyle Clifton Good Guy Award.